As April approaches, you begin to notice March for Babies signs appearing around your town or in your grocery store. Every spring, the March of Dimes holds their annual walk in over 900 communities to raise money to support programs that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies. March of Dimes, a nonprofit organization, is dedicated to improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. The money raised during the March for Babies funds research to find answers to the problems that threaten babies. Since 1970, the walks have raised $1.8 billion.
Many of the March for Babies events across the country take place on the last weekend of April while others are in early May, so there is still time to participate. The walks range from 3 to 6 miles in length depending on the event. To find the event closest to you, visit the March for Babies Events page and register right on the website. Make sure you check if your company offers matching contributions. It’s a great way to double your donation.
You can register as a single walker or set up a family or company team to walk together. Setting up a family team allows you to invite friends and family to join your team and help you reach your fund raising goal. It’s a wonderful way to introduce your kids to charities. If you can’t attend an event, you can still make a donation to the March of Dimes.
If you would like to learn more about the March for Babies, the website offers an informative PDF to download.
So let’s get moving and join the March for Babies!
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